The first sentence makes most people interested in history dismiss the article. It's too bad the media is so obsessed over this fiction novel as this is quite an interesting find.
posted on 04/17/2006 2:38:20 PM PDT
(NeoCon and Proud of it! - http://abaraxas.blogspot.com)
My thoughts, too. Shouldn't it be "the Knights Templar, the most important Christian military order during the Crusades..."
Totally agree, anytime the MSM gets involved the tend to screw up the facts with their stupid spin. Amen.
posted on 04/17/2006 3:06:42 PM PDT
("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
If Indiana Jones didn't find it, I ain't believing it's true!!! :)
posted on 04/17/2006 5:50:44 PM PDT
(Politicians are in it for themselves, to get reelected, to benefit them, not we the people.)
Even without reference to the Da Vinci Code, it's confusing. The "first bodies?" " What is that supposed to mean? They've never discovered remains of members of this widespread order before (untrue)? ......Or these were the "first" in that they were the founders of the order?...or the first to die in battle?
Unfortunately, clarity is not valued among journalists half as much as sensationalism.
posted on 04/18/2006 6:09:21 AM PDT
(Army Vet, Army Dad.)
Thank you. Exactly my first thought. Why tie a verifiable historical find to a fictional novel? There seems almost a pathological desire to make the absurd Da Vinci Code historical.
I had a co-worker who could only relate to foreign affairs by compare/contrast it to a Simpson’s episode. Drove me nuts!
posted on 11/25/2007 12:10:14 AM PST
(He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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